ⓘ Mauretania Sitifensis


ⓘ Mauretania Sitifensis

In the later division of the Roman Empire under the Emperor Diocletian, the eastern part of Mauretania Caesariensis, from Saldae to the river Ampsaga, was erected into a new province, and called Mauretania Sitifensis from the inland town of Setifis Setif in modern Algeria.

In the time of Constantine the Great, Mauritania Sitifensis was assigned to the administrative diocese of Africa, Praetorian Prefecture of Italy. The new province was huge economic development in the fourth century to the conquest of the vandals. In this province Donatism Christian denomination challenged the Roman Church, which was the main local religion after Constantine, and Setifis was at the center of Mithraism.

While in some areas under vandal and Byzantine control, a large part Mauretania Sitifensis to 578 ad ruled Berber Kingdom as the Kingdom Altava. Only the coastal area around Saldae and Setifis was completely romanized.

The Byzantine Emperor Mauritius in 585 ad, created by the province "Mauritania prima" and erased the old Mauretania Sitifensis. Indeed, the Emperor Mauritius this year created the Office of "Exarch", which combined the Supreme civil authority of a Praetorian prefect and the military authorities the master of the soldiers, and enjoyed considerable autonomy from Constantinople. Was the establishment of two exarchates, one in Italy, in Ravenna, hence known as the Exarchate of Ravenna and the other in Africa, at Carthage and including all Imperial possessions in the Western Mediterranean. The first African Exarch was to Gennadius: he was appointed master of soldiers in Africae ad 578, and quickly defeated the Romano-Moorish Kingdom in Garmul Mauretania to expand the territory of Mauritania Sitifensis. Among the provincial changes of the Emperor Mauritius, Mauritania Caesariensis and Sitifensis Mauretania were merged to form the new province of "Mauretania prima".

Mauretania Sitifensis originally had an area of 17800 square miles and had a good farm cereals, etc., which were exported through the port of Saldae. But under Byzantine control of the province was reduced to only the coastal part, one third of the original area.

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  • divided into two provinces about 42 AD. A third province, named Mauretania Sitifensis was later split off from the eastern portion during the reign of
  • Mauretania Tingitana Mauretania Caesariensis Mauretania Sitifensis Ships: RMS Mauretania 1906 an ocean liner in service until 1934 RMS Mauretania 1938
  • Roman Berber town in the former Roman province of Mauretania Sitifensis the easternmost part of ancient Mauretania It was located in what is now northern Algeria
  • Thucca was a town in the Roman province of Mauretania Sitifensis Pliny the Elder describes it as impositum mari et flumini Ampsagae overlooking the
  • northeastern Algeria. It was the capital of the Roman era province called Mauretania Sitifensis and it is today Setif in the Setif Province Algeria Sitifis
  • Africa proconsularis also known as Zeugitana Byzacena, Mauretania Sitifensis Mauretania Caesariensis, Numidia Cirtensis, Numidia Militiana and Tripolitania
  • for keyboard in England Parthenia Mauretania a town and bishopric in the Roman province of Mauretania Sitifensis Parthenia Paphlagonia a town of
  • perhaps Macras, was a town and bishopric in the Roman province of Mauretania Sitifensis This town figures only in the Notitia Africæ and the Itinerarium
  • provinces in this order: Proconsularis, Numidia, Byzacena, Mauretania Caesariensis, Mauretania Sitifensis Tripolitana, Sardinia. It names also the exiled bishops
  • was part of the ancient Berber kingdom of Numidia, the capital of Mauretania Sitifensis under the rule of the Roman Empire. Before becoming Muslim during